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  • Summary: A tactical adventure game combining the turn-based combat of XCOM with story, exploration, stealth, and strategy. Take control of a team of Mutants navigating a post-human Earth. Created by a team including former HITMAN leads and the designer of PAYDAY.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Dec 6, 2018
    90
    Mutant Year Zero's clever focus on stealth and pre-combat preparation reward your diligence, its turn-based combat encounters are complex, and they help bolster its all-encompassing post-apocalyptic atmosphere. It is a superb tactical combat campaign that you shouldn't let sneak past.
  2. Dec 6, 2018
    85
    People are so used to specific styles of turn-based strategy that the way Mutant Year Zero approaches things may seem too different, potentially scaring off fans of the genre as well as newcomers. That being said, there is a lot to like between the polish of the game’s world-building, the genuinely unique approach to encounters, and the flexibility of each character’s skills. If you’re not afraid of a little challenge and are looking for a strategy title that oozes charm, then you may want to dip a toe in the Zone with Dux and Bormin.
  3. Dec 9, 2018
    84
    Take a handful of XCOM, spice it with a pinch of classic roleplaying game and ad an unusual scenario – finished is lovingly crafted insider tip for tactics fans.
  4. Dec 4, 2018
    80
    Swedish pen and paper meets Xcom in a brilliant, post-apocalyptic wasteland. Oozing with atmosphere and intense battles, this little gem of a game should not be overlooked.
  5. Dec 4, 2018
    79
    In changing the interplay between stealth and combat, Mutant Year Zero spins an interesting and intense new perspective on turn-based tactics that pushes you to get the most out of every move you make.
  6. Dec 5, 2018
    75
    From a gameplay perspective, Mutant Year Zero is a bold but brief experiment in the turn-based genre that largely pays off. Despite my complaints, I still enjoyed it, and I’d love to see more from the franchise. If you can stomach a huge letdown of an ending, the cleverly orchestrated combat and unique world are worth checking out.
  7. Dec 4, 2018
    50
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden feels entirely spread too thin. Without much depth to its name, it remains a unique setting devoid of personality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Dec 6, 2018
    10
    Best tactical turnbased shooter so far.
    Would really be a bonus if they had coop play like Divinity Sin but as a single player game this gets 10/10
  2. Dec 9, 2018
    10
    I love this game! The graphic style really speaks to me and sets the mood.
    I haven´t been this excited about a strategic game with story
    I love this game! The graphic style really speaks to me and sets the mood.
    I haven´t been this excited about a strategic game with story since Front Mission 3 and Final Fantasy Tactics. This game is worth every penny and something for all RPG- and strategy lovers! =)
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  3. Dec 4, 2018
    10
    Great game! love the DUX, Game of the Year potential. Didnt think i would like turn based combat but they have managed to make it in a wayGreat game! love the DUX, Game of the Year potential. Didnt think i would like turn based combat but they have managed to make it in a way that is just pure awesomeness. Expand
  4. Dec 4, 2018
    9
    Great turn based game with awesome humor. Only negative is that its a little short, but I'm sure the devs will work on that.

    Do you like
    Great turn based game with awesome humor. Only negative is that its a little short, but I'm sure the devs will work on that.

    Do you like Xcom? Then you will enjoy this.
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  5. Dec 6, 2018
    8
    A very good RPG/tactical game and there are not many of them in the X-com genre. The world is a fascinating place, full of details. The caraA very good RPG/tactical game and there are not many of them in the X-com genre. The world is a fascinating place, full of details. The cara design is great. As for gameplay, it deserves a few patches, to meet players more demanding than me.
    I look forward to learning more about this universe and its history...
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  6. Dec 5, 2018
    8
    As has been mentioned by many this is a great quirky take on squad turn based combat, very similar to XCOM, wasteland 2, Divinity OrigonalAs has been mentioned by many this is a great quirky take on squad turn based combat, very similar to XCOM, wasteland 2, Divinity Origonal Sin. That being said if you enjoy that type of game I highly recommend Mutant Year Zero.

    Overall it is a very challenging game, that runs well and looks fantastic with atmosphere to match. However all is not perfect in Eden. The RPG aspect of character building is somewhat superficial, with skills overlapping between characters - replay wise, there won't be much variety. The base aspect is also very superficial, this could have been fleshed out in a lot greater detail. The lack of / cost of med packs, in harder difficulties you are constantly running around with half health (or maybe me the player is crap?). Lastly, stealth is also superficial, and combat is repetitive, you stealth, kill individual guards silently, then take on the main group. This is the approach you must take for every battle - very little variety in this aspect.

    If this game even had some more polished but rudimentary elements of RPG's it would be absolutely amazing, however the focus is on turn based combat and it does it very well. Highly recommend for turned based combat buffs, and I'll be purchasing any DLC that may appear.
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  7. Dec 9, 2018
    3
    Very nice setting, nice graphics, it will be a decent "X-COM meets Fallout" if not for the fact that the game does not explains anything toVery nice setting, nice graphics, it will be a decent "X-COM meets Fallout" if not for the fact that the game does not explains anything to you. It just throws you out there without any secondary quests, without guidance in a very heavy RPG experience and very, very difficult. Sorry, but two lines of a voice line is not enough to explain anything.

    I just end up desmotivated, without understanding what the hell I'm doing in a middle of a combat. Who are this guys? Why they hate me so much again? Why the dogs don't attack them, only me? Why people are doing what they are doing, why I'm hearing stuff in my head... Also, character development. There's the whinny duck, the whinny pig and the whinny girl. They all seem as unmotivated as me for doing their quest. I don't understand why they are friends, why they are doing what they are doing...

    Difficult turn combat and stealth focus is nice, at the begginng, but I need some stuff, some dialogue some LORE to keep going. And a RPG without enough LORE or story development... It's not RPG at all. It's just a hardcore stealth and turn combat, which is not even that hardcore once you learned how to kill people in stealth.

    At least it's free with XBOX game pass, I guess, so if you have the console you can try it out and see for yourself, but... I'm going back to Wasteland 2, much, much better that this.
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